Benetti Launches Custom 48m Superyacht HAWA

By George Bains

Benetti has launched its latest full-custom superyacht, 48m M/Y Hawa, from its shipyard in Livorno, Italy. The superyacht features an interior and exterior design penned by the celebrated English studio RWD, and she has been built with a steel hull and aluminium superstructure. M/Y Hawa is planned for delivery this summer.

Hawa stands out for her original layout, incredible brightness of the rooms and refined interiors, which have been furnished with matte painted eucalyptus woods and refined dark walnut details. 

The 48m superyacht accommodates 10 guests across 5 cabins, with 9 crew on hand to provide unforgettable experiences on the water. Powered by two 1268kW MTU engines, she has a cruising speed of 10 miles and a range of 4,000nm. 

The owner is a loyal Benetti customer, passionate about boating and with extensive experience on the waters. He declared himself very satisfied with the result and recognized the shipyard for its excellent know-how and the manufacturing capacity in completing the project with his input in careful consideration. 

Characterized by elegant external lines, M/Y Hawa wears a “desert sand” hull colour which was selected by her owner, while her original layout prioritises continuous contact with the environment. 

The Main Deck enjoys incredible brightness, owing to a lounge with five openings to the outside that offer continuous views across the sea. Toward the bow, a traditional galley has been replaced by a large VIP cabin with shower and sauna that precedes the full-beam master cabin. The space has been designed with a private study for the owner, bed, two wardrobes on the port side and a lounge area with bathroom to the starboard. 

The Lower Deck houses three double cabins for guests as well as the galley, equipped with a dumbwaiter that allows the crew to serve all decks. The beach area has two side openings that deploy into platforms, adding to the already considerable beach area. 

The aft part of the Upper Deck is designed for convivial moments in the open air, with areas for relaxation, conversation and sunbathing. Inside the bright sky lounge there is a pantry, complete gym and wheelhouse with full-height windows covering 180-degrees. The wheelhouse boasts an advanced level of software integration, derived from military technology, along with ceiling screens and an ergonomic Besenzoni commander’s chair, all of which has made it possible to have all the controls in two small ‘peninsulas’, oriented like extended armrests of the ‘Captain Chair’. 

The Sun Deck is designed to make the most of every time of the day. The stern and bow spaces are separated by a windproof structure with sliding doors that increases the feeling of privacy for the owner and guests. The stern area features a dining table for 12 people. The large sofa that frames a cinema area is accessible from the external staircase, while the bow area is equipped with bar counter, table for 4, and forward-facing sundeck sofa. 

This stunning new full-custom 48m superyacht is another fine addition to the stellar Benetti fleet, and we look forward to her delivery this summer. The news of Hawa's launch comes shortly after Benetti announced the launch of 65m custom superyacht Zazou in April 2021. 

By George Bains
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